CT Scan

What is CT - Computed Tomography

A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) uses computers and rotating X-ray machines to create cross-sectional images of the body. These images provide more detailed information than normal X-ray images. They can show the soft tissues, blood vessels, and bones in various parts of the body. A CT scan may be used to visualize the:
  • Head
  • Chest
  • Upper Abdomen
  • Pelvis
  • Whole Abdomen
  • All Joints
  • Spine
  • KUB
  • Paranasal Sinuses
  • Orbit
  • HRCT Temporal Bone
  • Neck
  • All types of Angiography – Aortic, Cerebral, Limbs & Extremities

Why is a CT Scan Performed?

A CT scan has many uses, but it’s particularly well-suited for diagnosing diseases and evaluating injuries. The imaging technique can help your doctor:

  • Diagnose several infections, muscle disorders, and bone fractures etc.
  • Pinpoint the location of masses and tumors (including cancer)
  • Studies the blood vessels and other internal structures
  • Assess the extent of internal injuries and internal bleeding also
  • CT Guided Biopsies
  • Monitor the effectiveness of treatment or progression of disease in numerous medical conditions including cancer

How Should You Prepare for CT or CTA?

You may be asked to change into a gown. If your exam requires contrast, a skilled healthcare provider will start a temporary IV cannula and attach cardiac monitoring leads to your chest if required.

How It Works?

A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scan images provide more-detailed information than plain X-rays do. Moreover, a major benefit of our CT machine is that it provides upto 82% radiation dose reduction (compared to its competitors) using the latest ASiR-V Technology (Region’s First). Furthermore, our clarity imaging system allows us to see clearly down to a slice thickness of just 0.28 millimeters; thereby greatly enhancing spatial resolution for making an accurate and confident diagnosis. 

What to Expect During CT?

During a CT scan, you lie in a tunnel-like machine while the inside of the machine rotates and takes a series of X-rays from different angles. These pictures are then sent to a computer, where they’re combined to create images of slices, or cross-sections, of the body. They may also be combined to produce a 3-D reconstructed image of a particular area of the body.


Can I take my medicines before a CT scan?

    If you are diabetic and take Metformin (also known as Glucophage, Diabex or Diaformin) then you may be required to stop taking Metformin     on the day of your CT and to have recent blood test (renal function) results with you. All other medications should be continued.

How long will the CT scan take?

It will take around 15-30 minutes.

Can I eat and drive after a CT scan?

You have no restrictions after having a CT scan and undoubtedly can go for your normal activities.